Sports : Monday, 1/9/17
NFC Wild Card Game: Green Bay 38, NY Giants 13
The Packers offense shook off early struggles as they rolled to a Wild Card playoff win over the Giants at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers threw for 362 yards and four touchdowns, three of them to Randall Cobb, including a 42 yard hail mary as time expired in the first half. Davante Adams caught eight passes for 125 yards and a touchdown as Green Bay racked up 406 yards against a tough Giants defense. The Giants led 6-0 midway through the second quarter and pulled within 14-13 in the third after the Packers went for it on 4th & short at their own 40 yard line and were stopped short. It was all Packers from there, as Green Bay scored the game’s final 24 points. It wasn’t all good news for Green Bay as they lost Jordy Nelson to a rib injury early in the second quarter, he did not return to the game.
Winners of 7 straight games, Green Bay travels to Dallas to face the top-seeded Cowboys in the Divisional Round next Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is set for 3:40 pm.
AFC Wild Card Game: Pittsburgh 30, Miami 12
The Steelers advanced to the second round of the NFL playoffs with a 30-12 win over visiting Miami. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger connected on scoring passes to Antonio Brown from 50 and 62 yards out while Le’Veon Bell ran for two scores and franchise post-season record 167 yards. The Steelers avenged a 15-point loss at Miami earlier this season by racing to a fast start against the Dolphins. Pittsburgh had 219 total yards in the first quarter, the most in the first quarter of a playoff game since 1991. Up next for Pittsburgh are the Chiefs in Kansas City next Sunday. The Steelers will enter the game riding an eight-game winning streak.
NFL Playoff Schedule next weekend:
Saturday: Seattle at Atlanta and Houston at New England
Sunday: Pittsburgh at Kansas City and Green Bay at Dallas.
Men’s College Basketball:
Purdue 66, Wisconsin 55.
–Caleb Swanigan had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Purdue as the Boilermakers snapped Wisconsin’s nine-game winning streak in West Lafayette. Ethan Happ scored a game-high 17 for the Badgers, who also got 10 from Nigel Hayes. Wisconsin hosts Ohio State on Thursday night.
Iowa 68, Rutgers 62
Northwestern 74, Nebraska 66
Minnesota 78, Ohio State 68
Women’s College Basketball:
St. John’s 70, Marquette 64
NBA: Washington 107, Milwaukee 101. Jabari Parker scored 28 points and rookie Malcom Brogdon added 22 as the Bucks dropped their second straight game. Giannis Antetokounmpo did not play due to an illness. Milwaukee travels to San Antonio tomorrow night.
Sports on the air tonight, Boys High School Basketball as Fond du Lac hosts Hortonville. Our coverage begins just after 7 on KFIZ with tipoff scheduled for 7:15.